Definition of go for the doctor in English:

go for the doctor

phrase

NZ, Australian
informal
  • Make an all-out effort.

    ‘he will go for the doctor in Parliament next week’
    • ‘It's good to see the Freo Farmers go for the doctor when the doggies started snapping at their heels.’
    • ‘When he ‘went for the doctor’ to scoop up a dropped ‘hospital pass’ and then sprinted 75 metres for a solo try, it meant that the top Rugby side had the Cup in its keeping.’
    make an effort, try hard, strive, endeavour, apply oneself, do one's best, do all one can, do one's utmost, give one's all, make every effort, spare no effort, be at pains, put oneself out
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